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ITEMS NEEDED FOR SANTA MARIA MISSION

     There is a VERY REAL NEED for a regular food drive. Ondina Hernandez, the director of the mission, and her staff get some food donated on Mondays and distribute it on Tuesdays. It is very humbling and impressive to see this as the people who receive it are the poorest of the poor. We can help if we bring some basic items listed below. Hopefully, we can help provide them with some of the most basic things that we take for granted. It is our desire to do this collection of food items on the FIRST WEEKEND OF THE MONTH.   They are listed below. Sometimes we find "buy one, get one free" at the store; grab two, use one at home and bring one here. Thanks in advance for helping out. Print this list and take to your pantry to select some items for the Mission.

FOOD COLLECTION - 1ST WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH

ITEMS NEEDED:

Boxed Pasta Meals

Dry Pasta - (include jar of tomato sauce)

Canned Fruit

Cereals

Canned Meats Especially Tuna & Chicken

Canned Pasta Meals

Canned Vegetables ALL TYPES

(including baked beans, black beans, white beans, red beans, kidney beans, cannelli beans,

stewed and diced tomatoes, chili)

Rice

Dry Beans

Soups - (Preferred Ready-to-eat requiring no additional water)

Cereal

Peanut butter

Powdered milk & carton liquid milk - (not refrigerated type)

Diapers - (all sizes and pull-ups)

Remember: Pop top cans are great for the homeless so please include